Racing for Innocence: Whiteness, Gender, and the Backlash Against Affirmative Action

Racing for Innocence: Whiteness, Gender, and the Backlash Against Affirmative Action

by Jennifer Pierce
     
 


Investigates the roles of popular culture and white professional elite men in constructing and facilitating the backlash against affirmative action policies.See more details below

Overview


Investigates the roles of popular culture and white professional elite men in constructing and facilitating the backlash against affirmative action policies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804778794
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
09/05/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
1,272,629
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments....................ix
Introduction: Telling Stories About Race in an Era of Colorblindness....................1
1 Innocence and Injury: The Politics of Cultural Memory in Print News Media....................19
2 Filming Racial Progress: The Transformation of White Male Innocence....................42
3 Racing for Innocence: Stories of Disavowal and Exclusion....................64
4 Stand by Your Man: Women Lawyers and Affirmative Action....................84
5 Small Talk: A Short Story....................118
Commentary: Ambivalent Racism....................131
Conclusion: Still Racing for Innocence....................137
Appendix A: Reflections on Methodology....................153
Appendix B: Hollywood Films....................167
Notes....................169
Bibliography....................205
Index....................227

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